Max. Summer temp. : 31 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: 1 ºC
Average rainfall: 400-500 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,600 hours annually
Approved as a DO at a regional level in autumn 2002, this young denomination had already acquired considerable prestige as the Falset subzone of Tarragona DO.
The vineyards fall in spectacularly beautiful hilly country, sharing the slopes with almond and olive groves and pines. The land forms a horseshoe around Priorato, but the wines here have a clear identity of their own.
In the Montsant winemaking region with 1,900 hectares of vineyard and a global production of 5 million bottles, the difference is centred on the local grape varieties: Grenache and Carignan, grown on Montsant soils, influenced by its climate and blended with recently introduced grape varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot). Production is divided between cooperatives and family bodegas, which are often advised by locally trained young oenologists.
Consejo Regulador DO Montsant
Plaça Quartera, 6
Tel.: +34 977 831 742
- Spanish Ministry of Agriculture
- Regulatory Council, Montsant PDO
The land forms a horseshoe around Priorato, but the wines here have a clear identity of their own.